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Studio Ghibli Comes to RISD

When Associate Professor Nicholas Jainschigg 83 IL first nominated renowned Japanese animation houseStudio Ghibli for an honorary degree, there was enormous enthusiasm for the idea but little hope that the notoriously private and celebrity-averse studio would actually accept – especially since the honor requires recipients to attend RISD’s Commencement ceremony to accept the award in person.

Books as Art

“Everyone has an interesting story deep down within themselves,” says Professor of Graphic DesignJan Baker.

Reimagining Household Chores

Students in Architecture, Foundation Studies, Industrial Design and Interior and Landscape Architecture participated in a series of special interdisciplinary courses focused on a future in which gadgets and machines help ease the burden of household chores.

Abstract Analysis

Inspired by artistTomory Dodge 98 PT, who graduated from RISD more than a decade before he arrived on campus himself, Arthur Peña MFA 12 PT interviewed the Los Angeles-based painter and then welcomed him to campus to give an artist’s talk on April 17, 2012.

Students Design for Clad In

Intricate folded-paper sculpture created by students inPamela Unwin-Barkley’s Spatial Dynamics Foundation studios go on display tomorrow atClad In, a designer clothing shop in Providence’s Wayland Square.

Making the Hunger Games’ Mockingjay

After working on dozens of blockbuster films, jewelry designer Dana Schneider 82 SC felt like she won the lottery when asked to create the iconic mockingjay pin for The Hunger Games.

Seeing Color in a Whole New Light

At first glance, the group on stage had nothing in common.

Multimedia Storytelling

Invite an interdisciplinary artist known for experimenting with storytelling into a library and what do you get? An unconventional narrative.